|Project by pauls||posted 04-04-2010 06:42 PM||1154 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
I made these 2 jewelry boxes as Christmas gifts for my daughters last year. They are made out of Jatoba and the lids are bird’s eye maple(adjacent cuts from the same stock). It was a great feeling when I watched my daughters open their gifts.
I had a lot of fun making them with the exception of cutting my thumb at the table saw. The jatoba had a tendancy to curve towards the blade when I was ripping it to thickness. I was using a push stick with my right hand but I reached over the blade with my left to push the wood against the fence to avoid kick-back and when I looked back at my right hand I accidently lowered my left and and dropped my thumb on top of the blade. I have a nasty scar but the thumb is still fully functional with a numb spot on it, which is a handy (no pun intended) remiinder. I now have 2 magnetic push sticks at my table saw at all times!! I was very fortunate & learned a big lesson!!
-- PS. "Argue for your limitations and sure enough, they're yours." R. Bach